Electrical Banana – Masters of Psychedelic Art

Erstes Must Have-Buch 2012 für mich: Electrical Banana – Masters of Psychedelic Art von Norman Hathaway und Dan Nadel. Hab's mir grade eben vorbestellt, das Teil erscheint am 1. Februar. Der Titel „Electrical Banana“ stammt aus dem Song „Mellow Yellow“ von Donovan und die Phrase steht entweder für Vibratoren oder die angeblich LSD-artige Wirkung von gebratenen Bananenschalen.

Electrical Banana is the first definitive examination of the interna-tional language of psychedelia, focusing on the most important practitioners in their respec-tive fields with a deft combination of hundreds of unseen images and exclusive interviews and essays, Electrical Banana aims to revise the com-mon perception of psychedelic art, showing it to be more innovative, compelling, and revolution-ary than was ever thought before.

The artists include: Marijke Kroger, a Dutch art-ist responsible for dressing the Beatles; Mati Klarwein, who painted the cover for Miles Davis' Bitches Brew; Keiichi Taanami, the Japanese master of psychedelic posters; Heinz Edelmann, the German illustrator and designer of the Yellow Submarine animated film; Tadanori Yokoo, whose prints and books, defined the '6os in Japan; Dudley Edwards, a painter, car designer, and graphic embellisher for the London rock scene, and the enigmatic Australian Martin Sharp, whose work for Cream and underground magazines made him a 'hippie household name in Europe.

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